Regina King in Oscar de la Renta at the Oscars: one of the best looks?

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Regina King won Best Supporting Actress, which was predicted and so earned. (As I’ve mentioned, I highly recommend If Beale Street Could Talk. It wasn’t bogged down by the sad premise at all.) Regina was stunning in a strapless Oscar de la Renta gown featuring expertly gathered fabric along the waist and across the bodice. There’s a ribbon-like line of sequins across the top and it’s just so restrained and yet breathtaking. This has drama with a high leg slit and a long train and I love it.
Chris Evans helped her up the stairs when she won as that train could have tripped her up! Regina told Ryan Seacrest that she wanted to wear an American designer. We didn’t see much white last night and she really stood out. I have a nitpicky thing though: the shoes are too matchy.

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Presenter Tina Fey was striking and pretty in another color that was rare last night, cobalt blue. Her deceptively simple gown is Vera Wang and it’s a safe and smart choice for The Oscars. I like how she didn’t screw up that great neckline with too much jewelry. This is perfectly styled and accessorized.

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Tina’s bestie and co-presenter, Amy Poehler, was in a black Alberta Ferretti suit with a ruffled shirt. This isn’t bad, especially compared to what Maya Rudolph was wearing. (Kaiser is covering Maya in a post for designer Giambattista Valli!) I liked her brooch and the wide legs on this suit. She’s posing to show those! Check out her cool ring.

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Presenter Elsie Fisher of Eighth Grade was in a black Thom Browne tuxedo suit with a white shirt. This is adorable and I love the piping on this along with her styling. The jewelry at the collar is a nice tough, along with her little barrette and outlined cat eye.

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People were wondering why Marie Kondo was at the Oscars and also, why wasn’t she hosting? She would have sparked joy and helped producers thank and then let go of the bloat. Maybe she worked behind the scenes because there were improvements. I’m including Marie Kondo here because she loves white, she always wears white and it’s part of her brand. Why then was she in this fug pink lace Jenny Packham with nonsensical clusters of floral-like sequins? This is bad and Marie knows better.

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  1. manda says:

    I love Regina King! I always remember her very early role on 227 and as Rod Tidwell’s wife in Jerry Maguire, but wow she has really elevated herself in the last few years. She is amazing!!

  2. Sam says:

    Love her and I am glad she won. I think she is a wonderful actress. Mahershala should win in the lead next, he is immensely talented.

    Biggest upset of the night was Glenn Close, she was yet again snubbed,

  3. Lulu says:

    Love Amy’s suit!
    I’m so glad Regina won because I thought it was an incredibly performance in an outstanding movie (and she’s Regina goddamn King!) but I think Rachel’s turn in The Favourite was actually even better.

  4. BaeBae says:

    Regina and Marie Kondo look BOMB.

    Tina looks gorgeous as well but I feel like we’ve seen her wear this dress 50 times before in different colors. I would like to see her take a fashion risk. Do something different.

    • josephine says:

      Regina really did look flawless. The fit is perfect, white is great on her, and her hair and make-up were spot-on. She was elegant and classy and still sexy. Very old Hollywood, which I notice is rarely a term used for women of color.

      I loved her dress for the parties afterward as well. She looked so fresh and lively.

  5. benda says:

    Great to see Amy and Elsie rocking some serious trousers on the red carpet this year. Regina was not only a worthy Oscar winner but looked every bit a glam movie star. Can’t believe, however, that Emma Stone has evaded the ‘what were their stylist’s thinking’ list….imo the colour of her dress completely jarred with her pale complexion. Not a good look at all.

    • josephine says:

      I love Elsie’s look but Amy’s was too dark for my taste – she needed some white or some skin somewhere in there.

  6. Louisa says:

    Elsie is a real life Margot Tenenbaum and I love it!

    • mosi says:

      OMG, you’re so right, love that reference.
      She looks great, except for her makeup, which makes me sad. I can see they did some coverage of her acne, but still, it looks flat and caked on, as a former acne sufferer I’m just disappointed that they couldn’t do her justice.

  7. Kelly says:

    Loved Regina Kings dress!

  8. Ader says:

    Love Regina; thought her look was boring.

    LOVE Marie Kondo’s dress.

  9. RoyalBlue says:

    I loved her dress and the cute moment when captain America assisted her and offered his arm. Swoon

  10. Mellie says:

    Agree with Regina winning the Oscar AND best-dressed, it was her night for sure.

  11. MrsJonSnow says:

    Did you see her Vanity Fair outfit? Gorgeous :)

    I'm so glad she won the Oscar – I've been happy dancing all day LOL

  12. Ann says:

    I watched with my mom and my aunt and both of them would not shut up about the slit on Regina King’s dress. Like they had never seen a dress with a high slit. I could barely hear her acceptance speech over the two of them. I loved her dress. I like all the looks in this post, actually. Tina Fey looked amazing! Loved that shade of blue, so pretty.

  13. Lucy says:

    Loved all of these! I, too, was confused as to why Marie was there, but it was nice to see her. Elsie Fisher is wearing the outfit of my 13 year-old self’s dreams. And Amy is wearing the one of my present self’s dreams!! Also, loved Regina’s little moment with Cap.

  14. lucy2 says:

    Regina’s whole look is perfection. Simple and elegant and just gorgeous on her, so glad she won.
    I love Tina’s dress – she knows it works for her and doesn’t seem like a fashion risk taker, so it’s perfect for the event.
    I like Marie’s dress! It’s pretty and delicate, and suits her.

  15. Kerfuffle says:

    Regina is wearing a total ‘winner’ dress – safe and kind of boring, but knowing that these pictures will follow her for the rest of her life. I would have liked to see color, there’s just such an unfinished quality to the look IMO.

  16. sammiches says:

    Amy’s makeup was so bad. I get what she was going for but it really, really didn’t work.

  17. Grant says:

    Regina is my best dressed of the night. That slit is everything and I love the shoes!